Posted by Joseph

Israel has been amazing.  I have never seen so many Jews with skull caps and Orthodox Jews in my life.  There are a lot of Muslims here as well.  Religion is very important to the people here, and the religion is kind of like their nationality.  I have really enjoyed seeing all of the places that make this the Holy Land. 

We have seen a lot of places that Christ went during his life.  We visited the pools of Bethesda, Caiphas’s house, the garden tomb, Gethsemane, and others.  We also saw a lot of churches like the Church of the Holy Seplechure.  My favorite place so far is definitely the Jerusalem Center.  It has an awesome view of the whole city and going to church there is very neat. 

Being in Israel has been neat and I hope to come back someday.